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by tonyedgecombe
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: And now for an actually reasonable article on climate change.
Replies: 18
Views: 1135

Re: And now for an actually reasonable article on climate change.

Why does this site attract people who are deperate for a fight over climate change? Anyone else remember the huge threads on this in the past? It was exactly the same, one person trying to keep an argument going forever. It's just odd. It is a bit strange, deep down they must know their arguments w...
by tonyedgecombe
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: And now for an actually reasonable article on climate change.
Replies: 18
Views: 1135

Re: And now for an actually reasonable article on climate change.

It's important to know when someone has an agenda.
by tonyedgecombe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: And now for an actually reasonable article on climate change.
Replies: 18
Views: 1135

Re: And now for an actually reasonable article on climate change.

Margaret Wente is a director of the Energy Probe Research Foundation, a non-governmental organisation know for denying climate change. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Probe There are a log of people with an agenda, they have no interest in a "reasonable assessment" After its separation and inco...
by tonyedgecombe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE vs Minimalism
Replies: 23
Views: 2168

Re: ERE vs Minimalism

Well in that case you could always go the MMM route and say that's business clutter and that outside of the business in your personal life you are living very minimalist. I had that problem for a while, I'd trimmed my personal expenditure to the bone only to find that I'd offset some of that with "...
by tonyedgecombe
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: More climate change politcal rhetoric that bothers me..
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: More climate change politcal rhetoric that bothers me..

I remember Margaret Thatcher saying she quite liked it when people started attacking her personally because it meant they had lost the argument. A lot of these discussions sound exactly like that.
by tonyedgecombe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 371
Views: 29646

Re: IPCC Report

here's brute's wager: DLj can pick any date at least 1 year from today, and if at that point climate change has ruined everything and humans haven't kept up via economic/technological progress, brute will buy DLj a medium-rare steak at Chicago Cut. 7Wannabe5 can come too. Doesn't that imply that we...
by tonyedgecombe
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 371
Views: 29646

Re: IPCC Report

The free market delivers some things. Cheap food, air travel, iPhones, etc. What it isn't so good at is health insurance, education, prisons, all of these have incentives that don't align between the business and society or consumers. All of them require regulation otherwise you end up with monopoli...
by tonyedgecombe
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best cubicle space heater?
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Best cubicle space heater?

There are some interesting ideas here: https://richsoil.com/electric-heat.jsp
by tonyedgecombe
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Climate-Change-Friendly place in Canada?
Replies: 13
Views: 5279

Re: Climate-Change-Friendly place in Canada?

It looks like Ireland is the best able country to feed its people at the moment and after climate and natural resource risks:

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-food-security/
by tonyedgecombe
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Closed-loop economy
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Closed-loop economy

I'm not so gloomy as that because it actually takes a concerted marketing/PR effort to keep us doing the wrong thing, it isn't the natural state.
by tonyedgecombe
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 371
Views: 29646

Re: IPCC Report

@brute We have been through this before on that other climate change thread, it would be a waste of my time to go through every bit of climate change denial you post.
by tonyedgecombe
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE VS communism
Replies: 52
Views: 4975

Re: ERE VS communism

BRUTE wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:43 am
for the third time, it is not about the computation. it is literally impossible to do, even with infinite computing power.
You keep saying that without saying why, it almost seems like a religious statement.
by tonyedgecombe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 25
Views: 2505

Re: Civil War in France

The protesters looked well fed to me, I don't think they are hungry enough for civil war to break out. The government will make some small concessions and the whole thing will fizzle out.

@TheOldMan Rebel Media want to stoke this fire, I would take what they say with a pinch of salt.
by tonyedgecombe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY software development and/or electronics?
Replies: 18
Views: 1907

Re: DIY software development and/or electronics?

Writing software for a living has driven all the pleasure out of it for me. I'd hoped that would change as I moved into retirement but it doesn't seem so so far.
by tonyedgecombe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE VS communism
Replies: 52
Views: 4975

Re: ERE VS communism

this is misunderstanding the argument. Mises was not saying "there is not enough computing power". Mises was saying "it is impossible to do this at all, even in theory". as brute said in his last comment. I'm sure it did look impossible at the time, even in theory. Without knowledge of developments...
by tonyedgecombe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 371
Views: 29646

Re: IPCC Report

The Institute for Energy Research is another free market lobbying group funded by the oil industry. @brute do you really think you are getting unbiased information from them?
by tonyedgecombe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Don't repeat my mistake, keep accumulating!
Replies: 27
Views: 4525

Re: Don't repeat my mistake, keep accumulating!

I think the often repeated truism that "most small businesses fail" is a mostly a cop-out repeated by people who have never made the attempt. The truth is "ALL small (or large) businesses fail eventually", but that doesn't mean it isn't an adventure worth taking or a skill-set worth learning. But, ...
by tonyedgecombe
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE VS communism
Replies: 52
Views: 4975

Re: ERE VS communism

Mises argument wasn't that you couldn't have the forethought to produce those pyjamas, rather that you couldn't value them correctly. I'm saying that perhaps we have the computational ability to do that now.
by tonyedgecombe
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How would a liberal reply to the climate change rhetoric if this was said..
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Re: How would a liberal reply to the climate change rhetoric if this was said..

stand@desk wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Anyway..just needed to rant
I thought that was what you were doing.

Framing the problem as liberal or conservative is part of the problem, it is unnecessarily divisive and gets us nowhere.
by tonyedgecombe
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE VS communism
Replies: 52
Views: 4975

Re: ERE VS communism

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:12 pm
good that Mises showed in the 1920s that it's not because of the effort involved in computation, but that this computation is impossible in principle.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_ ... on_problem
He was correct in 1920, maybe not in 2020.